Vivid & Continuous
Essays and Exercises for Writing FictionBook - 2013
Vivid and Continuous takes its inspiration from John Gardner, whose essential truths in On Becoming a Novelist clarified McNally's goal of communicating a "vivid and continuous dream" with his own writing. In fifteen concise, energizing chapters, he dispenses advice gained from almost thirty years of studying, writing, and teaching. Just blunt enough to get your attention but not blunt enough to crush you, challenging but not discouraging, personal but not ego-ridden, snarky but not mean, John McNally will prompt you to think more deeply about a variety of issues that will push you toward writing more meaningful, more accomplished work. Book jacket.
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2013.
Branch Call Number: 808.3 MCNALLY
Characteristics: xvii, 167 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Vivid and continuous
From Library Staff
A balance between personal essays and exercises designed around the topics. For authors who want an outside opinion, but also learn by doing.